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Sep 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
. put up your mitt. everyone is saying it comes down to the debate. with no drama, will obama give mitt romney the opening. will he swing wild enough to let romney turn it around. will he keep the bouts low-key and low risk. war and remembrance. it's the 10th anniversary for me and our intrepid band of journalists. we celebrate the moments and a political sound bite hall of fame. hi, i'm chris matthews, welcome to our 10th anniversary show. the "washington post" bob woodward, the bbc's katty kay, nbc's kelly o'donnell, and "time"'s joe klein. first up on this 10th anniversary show, mitt romney's losing weeks has conservatives panicked. they might lose to the president who was vulnerable, but this could trim conservative sales. could they keep stone walling the president as the country gets closer to that fiscal cliff? the stone walling did unite republicans until now. bob woodward's new book, "the price of politics" quotes the president, there were very prominent republicans in the caucus who told me to my face that the view in the caucus was getting a deal with me would ensure my
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Sep 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
from charlotte, as president obama arrives here for this convention, the weather forces a big change of plans. but tonight's main attraction, former president bill clinton. the speech he says has kept him up at night. tonight we'll talk to him exclusively about the stakes, the speech, and the president. >> i'm actually more enthusiastic about him than i was four years ago when i said i thought he was ready to be president. >>> also the first lady on making it work as a mom in the white house. >>> and a major breakthrough being reported from the world of health and science that could change the way we view our health for all time. change the way we view our health for all time. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. as night two of the democratic convention is now under way, and this has now become the second convention this season to be heavily affected by weather. as you recall, the republicans lost an entire night to that passing hurricane. and now, based on the threat of severe weather here in charlotte tomorrow, the democ
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Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
we heard from both president obama and mitt romney, a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear them both out on one issue in the same day, something they say should be a big national priority. both men crisscrossed new york today, both made news during their travels. romney in what he told us, and his visit with bill clinton and president obama who stepped before the united nations general assembly talked about the recent violence against americans and explained a few things about our country to a global audience while putting some in the audience today on notice. we begin with our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney jams as many meeting as they could today. they draw a contrast on serious issues and even less serious issues. the centerpiece of the president's visit to new york, his speech to the u.n. general assembly, focusing on the unrest in libya and the middle east. at times emotional. >> the attacks on the civilians from benghazi were attacks on americans. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down
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Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
war tonight. president obama the incumbent now has an opponent to run against. this is the chance for obama/biden to make their case against romney/ryan and ask americans for their vote again. tonight we'll see the keynote and hear from first lady michelle obama. with all that ahead of us, let's go to our political team here in charlot charlotte. chuck todd down on the floor with a north carolina delegation. jeff? >> reporter: if the convention was all about presenting mitt romney's softer side, this convention has a different goal for the president. tonight targeting women and hispanics. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage. democrats prepare to appeal to women and hispanics, that favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime time speakers tonight at the convention are women. charged with delivering tonight's official keynote address, julian castro. democrats hope his personal story will resonate with lat
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
talking about it. elsewhere, president obama addressed the united nations general assembly where syria and iran took center stage. nbc's steve handles men reports from new york. >> reporter: president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president, but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting and demanded muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of america or the west or israel as the central organizing principle of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad, called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge tha
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Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
brayandscarff.com. >> tonight, president obama will except the democratic nomination. last night, bill clinton took the spotlight. he delivered a fiery defense of president obama. his words are driving the political conversation today. >> when we vote in this election, we will be deciding what kind of country we want to live in. if you want a winner-take-all, you are on your own society, uses -- should support the republican ticket. if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we are all in this together society, you should vote 4 barack obama and joe biden -- for barack obama and joe biden. >> still coming up, guess who is here? dr. oz is in the house. >> we are trying to get some sunshine in the picture. we have to get this rain out of the way first. details on the forecast just ahead. it has been raining in the ocean city a lot. the temperatures are just 63 degrees. >> tm hammond here -- dr. tim but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
a different path. >>> president obama meantime tries to seize the moment as early voting begins around the country, offering a closing argument. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month and were mired in a rut. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> this morning, the state of the race. a debate preview, and a look at the issues that will sway undecided voters. with us, republican governor of new jersey, the keynoter at the gop convention, chris christie. and for the obama campaign, the architect of his 2008 run, now white house senior adviser david plouffe. finally, insights and analysis from our political roundtable. joining us, conservative activist and founder of the faith and freedom coalition ralph reed. former democratic governor of pennsylvania ed rendell. anchor of bbc's "world news america" katty kay. and our chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. with both sides in full preparation mode for wednesday's first presidential debate, the struggling romney campaign is reca
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Sep 9, 2012 2:30am EDT
money. >>> and moving to the middle, will president obama's economic policies shift to the center? if he wins, my conversation with the man who knows. >>> and a wall street watering hole where you still may find that three-drink lunch, harry's cafe. >>> and can she make the move from party-girl to mogul? "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >>> but first, here is sue herera, with some of the stories and the headlines this week. over to you, sue. >>> thank you, maria, here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. it was a disappointing jobs report for the month of august, the labor department reported that the economy just created jobs well below the expected. but the unemployment rate fell to 8.3%, because fewer people were participating in the labor force. revisions showed that 41,000 fewer jobs were created than first reported. mario draghi announced plans to help to fight the fiscal crisis in europe. and the ecb will b
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Sep 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
his reaction to president obama's stinging criticism during his convention in charlotte. >> now, our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. >> the fall campaign is now in full swing with new disappointing job numbers sharpening the debate over the economy. will americans blame the president for a high jobless rate or give him for mour years to solve the problem? a rising star in the democratic party this morning who gave the keynote address at the democratic convention. mayor of san antonio, julian castro. >>> author and radio talk show host, bill bennett. columnist for "the washington post," and our political director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. this weekend i spent time with governor romney on the campaign trail for an exclusive two-part interview on the state of the race and what specifically a romney presidency would mean for the country. we met up with the romney friday in manchester, new hampshire where they began
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
his film was posted on youtube back in july. >> this is the final weekend before president obama and mitt romney face off in their first debate. the stakes are high and both men will likely spend the next few days mixing campaign debate with campaign preparation. >> 5:11. sometimes there is a quick fix when you're hungry. >> from the best hamburger to the best french fries. >> reports of an accident on 95 through howard county. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. happy friday. not a bad start. the roads are wet. one problem on southbound 95 at 198. word of a possible accident with lane closures. 295 checks out ok. perhaps take that as an alternate to 95. monument street is closed becau
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
>> president obama wraps up the democratic national convention calling for more jobs. we have the story coming up. >> a baltimore city police officer will be laid to rest today. >> the iron man gets his own man of iron. new statue honoring cal ripken jr.. >> what be a more -- a nice weekend? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. we will do something different. we have memorized this hour. >> maybe you have memorized it. >> i do it every day. we're expecting a nice day. it is warm. 69 degrees. mostly clear skies. we will see a lot of sunshine. we could see an isolated shower or thunderstorm. the changes on the way this weekend. a powerful cold front is heading this way. our first taste of fall-like weather. >> good morning. a nice start this friday morning. closures along monument over towards
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Sep 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> hello and good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in a swing state this morning. they'll play out their jabs that people have made in the past. brian mooar has details for us live in washington. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the romney campaign is pulling a page from the 2008 playbook accusing president obama of trying to redistribute the wealth. as president obama and mitt romney cross paths today in the critical battleground state of florida, their war for the white house has shifted to a skirmish over videotapes. romney's assessment of obama is still causing problems for his campaign, so republicans are firing back. they're using a 1998 recording of then state senator barack obama talking about making government more efficient at a loyola chicago university conference. >> i think how we structure government systems that pool resources and, hence, facilitate summary distribution because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> he sa
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
of the gate with some fierce attacks against mitt romney. michelle obama day not mention mitt romney by name. she focused on her husband's story. take a listen. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. [laughter] and it ain't pretty. we are going to say no! >> we must work like never before and we must come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. >> that was michelle obama wrapping up her speech. taking the stage and later tonight, elizabeth warren followed by president clinton. besides and dentists and showcasing a diversity in the party, there was a moment of a military veteran who talked about losing her legs fighting in iraq. we heard from some up and comers in the party. martin o'malley from maryland giving his speech in primetime. >> hallie jackson, thank you. we continue our team coverage with jennifer franciotti. how to the experts think the governor did? >> all indications are that he did better than in his 2004 speech. he walked out on stage to a cheering crowd. the
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today." road to charlotte. president obama stops off in ohio and new orleans before tomorrow's dnc kickoff. >>> mystery ship. isaac's pounding surf washes up what could be a civil war-era vessel. >>> and, royal sea england's prince andrew goes to great heights for a good cause. >> this is "early today" for monday, september 3rd, 2012. >> hello and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with labor day on the campaign trail. while much of the country has the day off, president obama will be hard at work before heading to the democratic national convention tomorrow. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from charlotte with the details. traci, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. i'm standing in front of the stadium where we will see president obama speak here in charlotte later in the week. but first he is on a campaign trip that he calls road to charlotte. today he'll be in ohio and storm-ravaged louisiana. but first, take a look. the president in boulder, colora colorado, on sunday talking about the republicans' convention
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>>> on this sunday night, high stakes. team obama unleashes a full-court press on the road to the convention. tonight chuck todd and andrea mitchell on what the president needs to do. >>> new evacuations in the gulf. the storm is gone but tonight the danger isn't over. >>> deadly summe in one of america's biggest cities. how residents are fighting to take back the streets. >>> they're going for gold once again tonight in london with kate middleton there cheering them on. >>> and in the doghouse. good dogs, bad behavior and pet owners around the world adding their canine criminals to the lineup. >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. president obama is on the campaign trail tonight hitting states that are sure to be hotly contested and sharpening the attacks and talking points that are likely to frame this week's democratic convention in charlotte. that will include the charge that mitt romney and republicans are pushing failed economic policies of the past. as democrats prepare to take center stage they'll
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
from democrats that president obama has moved the country for, including mitt romney's successor, massachusetts gov. deval patrick. >> we were 47th in the nation. >> and up-and-coming democrat, the san antonio, texas mayor, is tonight's keynote speaker, the same roll that put president obama in the national spotlight eight years ago. >> the most challenging part is not at the speech itself, it is the enormity of the crowd and the arena. >> the focus tonight will be on first lady michelle obama. >> she will tell the story of what he has done for this country. >> vice president biden arrived today, the president arrives on wednesday. also today, the party platform, which includes support for same- sex marriage, abortion r ights, and experts for the middle-class. >> coming up, a hotel obliterated and its trade and an actor's life cut tragically short period and carrie engel from valley view farms is here to answer your plant questions. emailed plantquestio tallied officials up the damage after a hotel when up and find an organ over the weekend. it cost $5.6 million in damage c. you
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president obama of focus on the jobs numbers. more on that and what is at stake. >> the ravens -- we will have more in sports. >> there are a few thunderstorms in the area. we will track those on hd doppler and talk about the threat of more widespread storms tomorrow. on the water, at 86 degrees. on the water, at 86 degrees. but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> let synchronize calendars. 60 days to go. the countdown ticking down to the election now that the conventions have both a wrap up. >> and the jobs numbers could play a part on who prevails. we live in washington with our commitment 2012 report. >> the president tried to look on the bright side, citing another month of job gains. mi
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Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
one day after president obama announced his support for gay marriage in may. some are attending for prayer. >> god does not approve that lifestyle. >> i am hopeful that the president support and the inclusion of marriage equality will help us win in november. >> maryland is one of those states with the ballot initiative coming up in november. as for republicans, their party platform calls for a change to the constitution in defining marriage between a man and a woman. >> what else can we expect to see tonight? >> a lot of high-profile speakers including martin o'malley who is kicking off prime time with a speech. then the keynote from the san antonio mayor. then michelle obama will be delivering her address on primetime on nbc. >> thank you, hallie jackson. >> 75 degrees on tv hill. residents along the gulf coast cleanup from isaac. >> the number one best seller hits bookshelves this morning. >> this is 695 at wilkins avenue. things are moving smoothly. there is some rain in the anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort c
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
back inside to natalie with a check of the headlines >>> good morning, everyone. president obama this morning condemned the overnight attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed american ambassador chris stevens along with three american members of his staff. a senior defense official tells nbc news there is no indication that any u.s. marines are among the dead or wounded. anti-american protesters have also gathered for a second day outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. the protests in both countries were apparently triggered by a privately produced american video that denounces islam. president obama has ordered increased security for u.s. diplomats around the world. >>> the white house says president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the two leaders spoke by hour by phone. netanyahu has been urging the u.s. and other nations to set what he called clear red lines for iran. >>> chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day as the teachers union and school district negoti
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
president obama hits the campaign trail then heads to louisiana for a firsthand look at the damage left behind by isaac today. >>> firing back. the church of scientology blasts a new "vanity fair" article that claims it auditioned potential wives for tom cruise. this morning who they believe is behind the startling allegation. >>> and out of control. a driver at a monster truck rally in oregon plows over a protective barrier and into the stands. three people rushed to the hospital. what caused the accident and why that driver will not face charges today monday, september that driver will not face charges today monday, september 3rd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this labor day monday this morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm carl quintanilla. matt and savannah have the day off. the kickoff for the presidential race. >> the republicans had their moment last week, now it's the democrats' turn. what do they have panned for their convention in charlotte this week? what message does the president need to deliver to reconnect thursday night?
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Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. the race is on. president obama and mitt romney criss-crossing the nation over the holiday weekend. the republican challenger touching down in storm-ravaged louisiana, the president headed there next. will it help them sway the undecideds? >>> health scare. officials saying that some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at yosemite national park this summer may be at risk for contracting a deadly virus. >>> and eastwooding. fresh off his performance at the republican convention, movie icon clint eastwood has inspired a new phenomenon, and it's a big hit online today, saturday, september 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and empty chairs across the country have never been so happy before, ever. i mean, empty chairs everywhere are finally getting their time in the spotlight wait until the chair says something. you know who else was almost sitting next to an empty chair? >> here we go. >> this girl right here. i don't ever want to
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Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the united nations today, president obama condemned anti-american rioting in the muslim world but called for a deeper look into the causes. >> president obama aimed his united nations speech first at u.s. voters to reassure them that he is handling the twin middle east crises. two weeks are not simply an assault on america. >> crisis one was the attack in libya that caused what -- cost four u.s. lives and the anti american riots throughout the middle east. president obama urged understanding. >> if we are serious about these ideas, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. >> also in new york, mitt romney said a big cause is not enough jobs in muslim nations. he promised aid to promote private industry. >> nothing we can do as a nation will make a more permanent change than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> crisis number two is iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> the prime minister of israel is publicly
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
from polls show were both candidates stand in ohio? >> a new poll shows president obama ahead of mitt romney by double digits. they both will be campaigning in the same part of the state today. to theomney's bus tour final stop in a key state. republicans hope to have an opportunity to turn the tide to show romney is the better choice for the economy. >> he had no better idea. it was a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell where many workers like the president's bailout of the auto industry. democrats keep up their attack. >> they act like the recession fell from the sky. whoa. "how did this happen?" >> the president was shift gears -- the president will shift gears. we have been talking about other signs the economy is going in the right direction. housing prices are up in some of the biggest cities. >> president obama is pulling light in ohio. what about other states -- president obama is pulling ahead in ohio. >> we're talking about florida. president obama is ahead of mitt romney 53-54. obama up by 12 in pennsylvania. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thoug into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to the wire. after days of non-stop negotiating, the chicago teachers union made this late-night announcement. >> we have failed
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's righ
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and rain chances go up friday and weekend. >> thank you. president obama addressed leaders of the united nations today, but he left without meeting with any of them one-on- one. >> a 19-year-old -- to win eight anncr: more anti-maryland ads. from this west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that will mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools. guaranteed. >> in new york at the united nations today, president obama condemned anti-american writing in the muslim world and demand a crackdown on extremism. >> but with less than 60 days before election, the president did not spend much time with world leaders. >> president obama named his u.s. speech at american voters and most muslims, he say to not hate. >
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
making his case, president obama closes the democratic national convention with an impassioned speech, defending his first term and asking voters for four more years. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> but will this morning's jobs numbers speak louder than words. >>> party over. new video this morning showing prince harry on a new mission to afghanistan. a far cry from that notorious trip to las vegas. we're there live. >>> the embrace. chris brown and rihanna share a moment at the mtv music awards. that and miley's surprising new look have a lot of people talking today, friday, look have a lot of people talking today, friday, september 7th 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to today, friday morning, i'm mauer. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> you were up late. great job in charlotte. it lasted late last night. >> we lappeded about 2:30 a.m. i guess forgive me if i make no sense whatsoever today. >> got an a plane and got back to the show. >> a little
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Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
each other. president obama and romney treated bounce today. we have a brand more with the story. mbrian mooar with teh story. >> the west palm beach pizza store owner is a registered republican but his fans and the president. >> are you a power lifter or what? ronny opted for a slightly quieter fun opportunity when the focus was on the economy. >> this president has not been able to deliver on his promises. >> when the opponent goes around saying the nation is in decline, he does not know what he's talking about. >> the president defended his own economic record while defending. >> they could not answer questions about how they would pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. that's bad mouth. >> i am bringing down the rate of taxation but also deductions and exemptions that the high-end server revenues stay the same period clocks and other sunday on the campaign trail for obama and romney, two regular guys with one goal in common. beating the other guy. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 ne
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Sep 6, 2012 9:00pm EDT
michelle obama. >> we must work like never before. >> and bill clinton, just last night. >> you must reelect president barack obama. >> tonight joe biden leads off and then the president makes his case for re-election. 3 f2 >> aquÍ estÁ brian williams. the primetime address by president obama and the beginning really of the final push, when americans wake up tomorrow morning, this election is suddenly 60 days away. now, as you know, the president's surrogates from the first lady to former president bill clinton have laid the groundwork for tonight and shortly we'll hear from vice president joe biden and then, of course, president barack obama. we were not supposed to be in here tonight. we were supposed to be across town in the football stadium. you see it there live, for what was supposed to be an outdoor celebration for upwards of 65,000 people, but the risk of rough weather was too great. it came through here late this afternoon. as of tonight, you can second guess this all evening. jim cantore, where are you when we need you? but as a layman, other than that massive shower to o
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
fundraiser and goes on offense. unearthing a video of then state senator obama sharing his views on wealth in america. we'll talk about the dueling videotapes with one of romney's top advisers. >>> nice view, now get me down, an amusement park ride malfunctions trapping people 300 feet in the air for three hours. the second time it's happened in two weeks. >>> and jon stewart and bill o'reilly get set for an october showdown on pay per view. we'll ask the professionals and you. will you pay to watch it? and who will win, today, september 20th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i'd pay to watch. >> i like the free debates. >> it'll be fun. withless than 50 days to go to the election, mitt romney's ramping up his campaign schedule. >> he's hoping to turn the page on the controversy over his leaked remarks that nearly half of americans see themselves as victims. it's the latest in a series of stumbles that have one influential columnist using the word incompet
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
congress. >> they cannot get anything passed the senate. it has kept obama from doing a lot of the things he wants to do because he cannot get anything through the house. >> a vote on the spending bill may be held up because rand paul wants a vote on his amendment to cut aid to some countries. another late night for the baltimore orioles. after playing 18 innings, they needed extra innings. this time it was adam jones who came up in the clutch. he blasted a home run in the 11th inning. that broke a 1-1 tie and gave the baltimore orioles their 15th straight win. meanwhile, the presale begins today for orioles playoff tickets. they go on sale to the public saturday morning. tickets can be purchased exclusively on line. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of orioles playoff tickets this year? i would imagine that will be one hot item. so many years of waiting for them to get to the playoffs. >> 49 degrees at the airport. mcdonald's news -- loses the top spot as best burger chain. >> linsey lohan has another run in with the law on the east coast. w
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Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama and vice presidential candidate paul ryan will address the national a a r p convention. medicare is an issue very dear to older viewers. they are hoping to change hearts, minds, and votes. >> the presidential campaigns are reaching out to older americans, a day after the focus was on hispanic voters in the key battleground state of florida. president obama expressed frustration he has not done more on a key issue for latinos -- immigration reform. >> the most important lesson i have learned is you cannot change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> republican mitt romney, son that. >> the president threw in the white flag of surrender again. his slogan was yes, we can. his slogan now is no, i cannot. hasut romney's policy shifted. >> it is time that we set this aside. >> the president is now leading romney by eight points in iowa and five points in colorado and wisconsin. wisconsin gop vp paul ryan's home state is one of those battlegrounds where republicans are hoping to stay in play. nbc news, washington. >> the u.s. census bureau has released
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
weeks, unleashing a new attack on president obama, regarding the chaos in the east. >>> and fighting breast cancer, what they hope can be a new break through in a new road map to more effective teaching. >>> and education nation summit, what is coming to just about every school in the country. question is, are teachers and students ready for what is on the way. >>> a broken heart, could it really be fatal? tonight, the doctors who say yes and warn that women have the most to worry about. >>> and the panda, why it is proving so difficult to say these animals fr. >>> this is nbc fightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if the race for president seems to have an urgency not fully supported by the calendar, then think of it this way. there are roughly a thousand hours to go before the election. every day and moment counts for the incumbent president and the man trying to unseat him. while both men have squared off in separate interviews over the last 24 hours, the first debate is still a week away. and coming off a bad week, the romney campaign is anxious for traction. we begi
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
nbc news wall street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they are neck in neck in nevada and carolina. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: ten miles from the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students tryi
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama, setting the stage for his big moment tonight. rough seas. hurricane leslie gaining strength, as partial remnants of isaac reemerge in the gulf of mexico. and, oops, a building implosion goes off without a hitch until a huge cloud of debris engulfs a crowd of onlookers. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the democratic national convention with matt lauer live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza and savannah guthrie, live in charlotte, north carolina. >> and welcome to a special split edition of "today" on this thursday morning. good morning, i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. >> and i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, you look at that implosion video. someone clearly for got to do the old which way was the wind going? meanwhile president obama already had a lot of pressure on him with his speech tonight. now he's got a really tough act to follow after what was an enthusiastic and powerful endorsement from former president bill clinton. >> this was a speech that was supposed to last about 28 minutes. it went
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Sep 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
thunderous applause coming out of charlotte, where we last saw you just last night, president obama, after launching his reelection effort, was hit head-on by the economic reality today even though 96,000 jobs were added to the u.s. economy in the month of august, and even though the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8.wasn't%, both the need and expectations were greater than that. and so with economists using words like "anemic," that affected what the campaign was hoping would feel much more like a post-charlotte victory lap. the economy remains the big issue in this campaign. and we begin our coverage of all of it tonight with white house correspondent kristen welker, traveling with the president in iowa city tonight. kristen, good evening. >> good evening to you, brian. well, president obama left charlotte this morning with the vice president and first lady to hit pivotal swing states, and he tried to cast that jobs report in a positive light. campaigning in new hampshire, mr. obama took the long view on jobs. >> today we learned that after losing around 800,000 jobs a month wh
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Sep 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
keynote speech from julian castro mayor of san antonio. then first ly, michelle obama, making the case in primetime for four more years for the president. >> announcer: from nbc news, "decision 2012." the democratic national convention live from charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening from charlotte, the arena home to the bobcats. tonight it is noisy and about the democrats. we get our first primetime glimpse of the message they have planned. days after tampa, 63 days until the election and a lot has changed as we said at the top of the broadcast since the days of hope and change, the last democratic convention in '0 #. tonight we hear from a man billed as a rising star, young mayor of san antonio and from a more established star, first lady, michelle obama. our team is in place for all of it including the largest fleet of white house correspondents, current and former. for starters in the booth, tom brokaw, david gregory, savannah guthrie. david, we heard the jimmy carter tribute, ted kennedy tribute, mayor, governor of massachusetts lit up the crowd. how would you put the excitem
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Sep 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, president obama and the democrats are preparing for their big moment. it is their turn to make their case that the president deserves four more years. their convention opens tomorrow in north carolina, and tonight as thousands of democrats descend on the city of charlotte republicans have already begun their counterattack, asking a question that we've heard before -- are you better off now than you were four years ago? we have two reports tonight beginning in charlotte with our political director and chief white house correspondent who is down there somewhere chuck todd. good evening. >> good evening, kate. while the republican convention was designed to reintroduce the country to mitt romney as a person this democratic convention is getting off to a bit of a defensive start as the obama campaign seems to be struggling with touting improvements to the economy without looking insensitive to the millions still struggling. gathering in charlotte to make the case their economic vision is better for america than the one outlined by mitt romney and the republicans last week democrats were
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
that story. how was president obama marking this anniversary? >> president obama will start his day with a moment of silence after talking with his team to make sure what happened 11 years ago does not happen again. it has been one year since the sound of bells last echoed at ground zero. this year the nation has begin to mark the anniversary of september 11. leonnse secretary panetta visited shanksville, pennsylvania, yesterday. >> i want to pay tribute to those who died on 9/11. >> ceremonies are planned at the pentagon and at ground zero in new york. you'll not see any partisan bickering today. campaigning takes a backseat to commemoration. >> i am at mitt romney and i approved this message. >> both candidates are pulling their ads off the air. national security is still an undercurrent in the race. mitt romney will speak with national guardsmen in nevada. >> i will not cut our military budget. i will keep our military strong. >> president obama reminded the nation of osama bin laden's death. >> we put them on the path to defeat. >> several congressional meetings will ask, are we
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
breather. both mitt romney and president obama released taped messages as they prepared for their first debate coming up in just three days. brian moore has the latest. >> days before the presidential debate, mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos in the middle east, he said these were merely bumps in the road. bumps in the road also describe something the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican president. >> look what president obama did on the budget. nothing. except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> when vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there yet. >> a point up for debate as the presidential c
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Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
lack of fire reported today in the economy. on his way to the convention president obama into a rally. he did not mention today's bad economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month. construction spending is down. more needs to be done. >> on thursday night that will offer what i believe is a better path forward. creating jobs, good jobs. >> and obama goal is to get voter groups we-fired up and ready to go. in last month's poll, 52% of young voters, 49% of latinos said they are enthusiastic about the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight, urging a big turnout. >> it is our responsibility at whatever age to exercise their rights that people before us fought for us to have. >> i am going to be home watching it with our gross. i am going to try to not let them see their dad cry. because when she starts talking, i get misty. >> mitt romney's running mate continued his counter dnc tour. >> after four years of runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> back in charlotte, there is heavy security. some demonstrati
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Sep 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
relatives will read the names of the victims on this 11th anniversary. president obama will stay in watching ton and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gaertd near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitol. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved and there is no greater sacrifice. >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority which owns the site battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm great fied that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
coast. a second is expected to arrive in the coming days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour o
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
organization says money is lost to things like paperwork and fraud. president barack obama and republican mitt romney have agreed there has to be a limit to that spending but they differ on exactly how to get it done. president obama is accepting his party oppose the nomination during the final night of the democratic national convention. >> this will be a balancing act for the president when he convinces americans he deserves another term. a spokesman says he will lay out a road map for the future. that message will be aimed at voters nationwide, particularly those who remain undecided. >> we're getting better but we know you are still hurting. we're not where we want to be but we would be worse with the other guy. >> the speech will have a likely heavy emphasis on foreign policy including the war in iraq and afghanistan, something the romney did not mention in his speech. live coverage at 9:00 p.m. right here on wbal tv 11. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast was chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> there may be showers and storms moving across the lower eastern shore. out to see now an
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Sep 27, 2012 12:35am EDT
. [ cheers and applause ] or as president obama put it, "all right, now i can finally start prepping for those debates." i can -- [ laughter ] from celebrity news. lady gaga revealed that she recently gained 25 pounds by eating the food at her father's italian restaurant. >> audience member: what?! >> jimmy: yeah, 25 pounds of fat. or as lady gaga calls that, a dress. [ audience oohs ] some business news. today, the ceo of radio shack announced that he is stepping down immediately. of course -- [ audience aws ] of course, no one heard the announcement because he said it into a microphone they bought at radio shack. [ laughter ] it doesn't work. doesn't work. made by tandy. >> steve: yeah, tandy corporation. >> jimmy: yeah, tandy corp. >> steve: free batteries. >> jimmy: here's an election update. mitt romney's campaign said that president obama is spiking the ball too early in ohio, after recent polls showed obama pulling ahead. yeah. obama hasn't earned that win yet, which is why today the nfl replacement refs just gave it to him anyway. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] sorry. h
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Sep 22, 2012 12:35am EDT
mama boo boo after you. guys, here's what people are talking about. president obama's campaign is trying to appeal to single women in florida over the age of 65. [ light laughter ] which explains obama's new slogan, hope, change and boniva. [ laughter ] i think that will work. a lot of election stuff going on. mitt romney just released a new campaign ad aimed at seniors, too called, least we can do. [ laughter ] named after how much he plans on doing for seniors. is that the least we can do? okay, good. let's get out of here. let's go. wrap it up. [ applause ] it's been a rough week for romney. i would not want to be in his shoes this week. it was found new documents show that mitt romney's campaign is $11 million in debt. yeah. first romney's advisers had to explain to him that he's running out of money, then they had to explain what running out of money means. [ laughter ] like an empty wallet. we'll just get a new wallet with cash in it. [ laughter ] forget it. talk to you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] talk to you tomorrow, i can't -- hey, you guys, this sunday is the 64th
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
morning in baltimore city district court. spraub promising to work with the lib -- president obama is promising to work with the libyan government. >> this comes as new questions arise about what really motivated the attacks on u.s. employment missions in the middle east. we hear more u.s. forces are headed that way. >> theat. forces are headed to libya this morning. we're learning protesters have gathered outside the embassy in yemen. >> after protesters scaled the wall in cairo, an assault left cars burnt to ash and four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. president obama is vowing vengeance. >> as for the ones we lost last night, we will bring their killers to justice. >> the u.s. looks into whether the violence was sparked by an inflammatory islam movie was actually planned. >> the question is was there a serious underlying extremist terrorist act here and if so, by who? >> we can't say for sure or certain this is an al qaeda event. it has all the hallmarkors an al qaeda events. >> i condemn them. muslims condemn them and know they are not in keeping with the isl
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
democrats had to make a change. >> president obama's acceptance speech is moved indoors. steve handelsman has the latest. he is in charlotte. >> good evening from the dnc in charlotte. remember that grande acceptance speech in denver four years ago? democrats this year had something similar plan but it cannot happen. president obama are arrived in charlotte as the news spread he will give his speech thursday night in the main convention venue. time warner renown, not in the bank of america stadium. the chance of rain is serving -- 30%. >> the risk of having this and drench outweighed the benefits they got in denver for a big outdoor crowd. and clint eastwood shows that when a speech gets undercut by circumstances. >> republicans charged democrats could not fill the stadium. >> it has more to do with the attendance rather than precipitation. >> a delegate says she was pestered for tickets. >> messages, phone calls, the males from everyone i know. i know they could have filled every seat. >> with the stadium canceled, thousands to wait for seats are out of luck on thursday. >> i
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president obama. setting fire to a police vehicle. circumstances reinforcing the need for presence in the region. today, the white house is saying they have not ruled out the possibility about an attack in been gauzy being planned. wbal-tv 11 news. >> it's hard to believe, but we are coming up on the 10th anniversary of the sniper attacks around the maryland and d.c. area. returning is the public face of the investigation. later today, the investigator who led the search for the shooter over the terrifying 3 weeks will be sharing with their remember about the shooting spree with other law-enforcement officers. it was october 2002 when two men terrorized the d.c.-maryland- virginia. most were later convicted. the discussion starts in about an hour and the 11 news crew will be there with a full report tonight at 11. for horse racing fans in maryland, it is the end of an era. >> the last horse raised in state and to win the prick it -- win the preakness has died. >> can maryland established in the economy? how the governor plans to do that coming up. >> said news from the nfl tonight. the pr
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
11. >> some called the electric. the crowd was on its feet several times as michelle obama wowed delegates. >> our team coverage begins with tracie potts. >> democrats bringing their heavyweight. former president bill clinton. the only person more popular michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a speech about decisions based on family values. >> these issues are not political. they are personal. barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> a message aimed at women. >> he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and health care. he did not care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. he cared it was the right thing to do. >> not once did she mention mitt romney but plenty of others dead. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the rain gear and outsource the elvis -- he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> romney under attack as democrats prepared to nominate their president today. too much focus on social issues and not enough about the economy and the national debt. tracie
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